How To Make Googley Candy Eyes

I have a new philosophy in life.
If you can make it yourself (especially for less) then do it. 

Last year as I was making my son's 3rd birthday cake I ended up with some left over royal icing.  It dawned on me to make my own googley candy eyes.  They turned out fabulous!  The kicker?  I had just bought some for $3.99 for 30.  30 EYES!!!  I had just made over a hundred for pennies.  I ended up returning those 30 million dollar eyes.   
How to make your own Googley Candy Eyes (for cheap!) | My Name Is Snickerdoodle #candy


Who Wants A Free eCook Book?

Recipe Lion is a great resource for simple and easy recipes.  For over a year they've featured a few of my recipes and now have included this one in their newest eCook Book!  Click on the picture for the direct link to the download...FOR FREE!  
 26 Easy Ground Beef Recipes


Nectarine Streusel Muffins

I love creating my own recipes, but it's also so fun to try out other's recipes.  Most of the time I like to tweak it to my liking by omitting ingredients or adding in things that maybe my family would like better.  Rarely do I ever like the original recipe.  Until now.  Sally over at Sally's Baking Addiction came up with the most phenomenal Peach Streusel Muffins.  Like, really really good!  The thing is, I only had nectarines on hand, not peaches. 


2 Easy Ways To Make Your Images More Pin-able!

I've been blogging for years and years.  I started off like anyone else in the early 2000's and just blogged about life, scrapbooking and my babies.  My husband encouraged me a few years after I started this to share recipes.  Which I did.  That's when I noticed a little more traffic and comments.  Oh, I remember the days when I would check multiple times a day to see if anyone left a comment!  It was exciting to share what I loved with the "world".

It wasn't until Pinterest came along that it all became a game changer in the stats department as I'm sure it was for many of you.  Three years ago one person decided to pin one of my recipes that brought me from 200 daily page views to 30,000 in one weekend.  That recipe still is a huge hit today!  The key is it only takes one.   So, why not make that one pin the best you can?
2 Ways To Make Your Images Easily Pinned On Pinterest | My Name Is Snickerdoodle


Pirate's Booty Giveaway Winner!

First, thank you to everyone who entered the Pirate's Booty Giveaway!  
It's always fun to give away something so yummy! 

The big winner is
Heather Sebastian!!!

Don't forget to enter the Vitamix OR Kitchen Aid giveaway!  
There are only 10 more days left! 

Just Checking In

Have you check out Mandy's Recipe Box today?  She's got my very first post  up and I'm pretty sure you're going to want some of it this weekend!  You can find it HERE.

Annnd...a winner has been picked for the Pirate's Booty Giveaway.  Check back later today to see if it's you!


5 Minute Salsa

I am not one to turn down chips and salsa!  I mean, who can?  Whenever we eat out at a Mexican restaurant, I typically ruin my meal by overeating those salty and crispy chips along with that flavorful salsa.  And don't even get me started on guacamole!!! 
This salsa is a family favorite!  So easy and simple to make and oh so delicious!  | My Name Is Snickerdoodle


The Best Snickerdoodles EVER!

I'm sure it's a big no-no in the food blog world, but I just can't help myself.  I have been going back with some my favorite recipes and taking updated (and severely better) pictures.  I make my Snickerdoodles at least once a month and this last weekend I whipped up a double batch and shot away.  And you'll see that I had a fabulous assistant help me out!
The Best Snickerdoodles EVER | My Name Is Snickerdoodle